Mike Long

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mike Long plays a role.


Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Psycholinguistics


Kachinske, Ilina, Peter Osthus, Katya Solovyeva and Mike Long 2015 Implicit learning of a L2 morphosyntactic rule, and its relevance for language teachingImplicit and Explicit Learning of Languages, Rebuschat, Patrick (ed.), pp. 385–416 | Article
In a study of implicit learning of an artificial L2 morphosyntactic rule, 65 adult native speakers of English were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: incidental, intentional, or control. Participants in the experimental conditions were trained on sentences containing a determiner phrase,… read more
Developed since the early 1980s, Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is informed by theory and research findings in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), as well as general educational theory and practice, and responds to the growing demand for language programs tailored for learners with… read more
Granena, Gisela and Mike Long 2013 Introduction and overviewSensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment, Granena, Gisela and Mike Long (eds.), pp. ix–xvi | Article
Opinions differ as to the implications of research findings on sensitive periods in language learning – and more generally, on age effects – for educational policy and practice. This is true even among those convinced of relationships among age of beginning a foreign language, rate of development,… read more
Long, Mike 2013 Maturational constraints on child and adult SLASensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment, Granena, Gisela and Mike Long (eds.), pp. 3–42 | Article
Claims for a biologically based schedule for language learning were first advanced 50 years ago. 100+ studies later, debates continue as to the existence, scope and timing of one or more sensitive periods for SLA. At least eight reasons can be identified for the lack of consensus, several of which… read more
Long, Mike and Graham Crookes 2009 Chapter 4. Three approaches to task-based syllabus designTask-Based Language Teaching: A reader, Van den Branden, Kris, Martin Bygate and John M. Norris (eds.), pp. 57–82 | Article
Choice of the unit of analysis in syllabus design is crucial for all aspects of a language teaching program. A variety of units, including word, structure, notion, function, topic, and situation, continue to be employed in synthetic, Type A, syllabuses. While each is relevant for analyses of the… read more
Long, Mike and John M. Norris 2009 Chapter 7. Task-based teaching and assessmentTask-Based Language Teaching: A reader, Van den Branden, Kris, Martin Bygate and John M. Norris (eds.), pp. 135–142 | Article
Dissatisfaction with conventional linguistically-based syllabuses, along with a growing understanding from research findings of how people learn second (including foreign) languages, has led since the 1980s to a number of proposals for various kinds of task-based alternatives. Examples include the… read more
Long, Mike 2000 Focus on Form in Task-Based Language TeachingLanguage Policy and Pedagogy: Essays in honor of A. Ronald Walton, Lambert, Richard D. and Elana Shohamy (eds.), pp. 179 ff. | Article
Inagaki, Shunji and Mike Long 1999 Implicit Negative FeedbackThe Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language, Kanno, Kazue (ed.), pp. 9 ff. | Article
Long, Mike 1991 Focus on Form: A Design Feature in Language Teaching MethodologyForeign Language Research in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Bot, Kees de, Ralph B. Ginsberg and Claire Kramsch (eds.), pp. 39 ff. | Article